The Nuisance Abatement Program helps handle the backlog of nuisance code violations in our neighborhoods, particularly mowing of rank weeds. As funds allow, mowing and trash abatement jobs are issued (daily during the summer and as needed in other seasons) to contractors for cases that are not handled in an appropriate amount of time by the property owner. The owner is then assessed for the cost of the abatement work performed, plus an administrative fee. The program also mows and cleans the Land Bank (formerly Land Trust) lots in the city, and several hundred city-owned lots (not parks or boulevards, which are handled by Parks & Recreation).
Questions about the Nuisance Abatement program should be directed to David Reynolds at 816-513-8454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds for the new fiscal year became available on May 1, 2013. Contracts are in place to ensure that the $250,000 for private property abatement in the coming year will be spent efficiently and effectively.
In addition, the new Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri has arranged for neighborhoods to adopt most of the more than 4,000 Land Bank properties to ensure that regular maintenance occurs; private contractors will make up the balance. Certain City-owned properties not otherwise maintained are also cleaned through these same contracts, as funds allow.